Osteopathy is a manual therapy which involves the diagnosis and treatment of structural mechanical dysfunctions of the body.
Osteopathic Practitioners have a highly developed sense of touch. They have an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and can detect very subtle physical imbalances in the body.
Osteopathic Practitioners do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance interrelated systems of the body to improve health and wellbeing.
Many aspects of the patient’s life must be taken into consideration while developing a treatment plan. The symptoms exhibited and how they have developed, the health of all major systems of the body (digestion, lungs, circulation…), previous accidents or injuries and lifestyle (diet, exercise and stress level) are all clues used to determine the cause of the symptoms and why it has developed.